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Bioethics

Requirements

The minor in bioethics requires at least seven courses completed with a grade of “C” or better. The science requirement is satisfied by four courses in biology or three courses in the natural sciences. The ethics requirement is satisfied by completing three courses in philosophy, theology, sociology, psychology, or health systems management. Finally, one interdisciplinary course is required (BIET 395: Special Topics). See below for detailed information about which specific courses satisfy these requirements. Students also must officially declare the minor by going on LOCUS to add the bioethics minor.

Please note that one of the three "ethics" courses must be taken at the 300-level. This means that in addition to BIET 395 one of the three "ethics" courses must be a 300-level course. 

 

SCIENCE REQUIREMENT

Students will choose one of the following areas to fulfill the science requirement.

Biology (BIOL) (all four)
BIOL 101: General Biology I

BIOL 111: General Biology I lab

BIOL 102: General Biology II

BIOL 112: General Biology II lab

Life Sciences (any three)
ANTH 101: Human Origins

ANTH 103:Bio Background for Human Social Behavior

ANTH 104: Human Ecological Footprint

ENVS 204: Evolution and Genetics

ENVS 273: Energy and the Environment

ENVS 281: Human Impact on the Environment

ENVS 282: Human Environment

NTSC 103: Life and Inquiry

NTSC 109: Human Reproduction

ETHICS REQUIREMENT

All sections of the following courses count for the minor:

Philosophy (PHIL)
PHIL 181: Ethics

PHIL 182: Social and Political Philosophy


PHIL 264: Health Care Ethics -- Civic Engagement


PHIL 284: Health Care Ethics

PHIL 287: Environmental Ethics

PHIL 325: Ethics and Case-Based Reasoning


PHIL 369: Philosophy of Medicine

Theology (THEO)
THEO 182: Moral Problems: Medical Issues

THEO 184: Moral Problems: Ecology

THEO 185: Introduction to Christian Ethics

THEO 186: Introduction to Religious Ethics


THEO 342: Perspectives on Life and Death


THEO 343: Contemporary Christian Sexuality


THEO 344: Theology and Ecology (ESP 344: Environmental Studies)

The following courses count for the minor if the specific topic treated relates to bioethics:

PHIL 324: Topics in Ethics


PHIL 389: Contemporary Issues


PHIL 398: Seminar in Contemporary Philosophy


THEO 180: Theology and Interdisciplinary Study


THEO 192: Moral Problems


THEO 393: Religion and Ecology (ESP 398)


Or, choose AT MOST only one of the following HSM, PSYC, or SOCL courses:

HSM 110: Health Care in America

HSM 210: Introduction to Global Healthcare

HSM 220: Aging in America

HSM 203: Health Care -- Vulnerable Populations

PSYC 235: Psychology of Human Sexuality

PSYC 238: Gender & Sex Differences & Similarities

PSYC 349: Maturity & Aging

PSYC 373: Health Psychology


SOCL 226: Science, Technology and Society*


SOCL 225: Sociology of Health Care


SOCL 270: Sociology of Science*


SOCL 272: Environmental Sociology (ESP 272)

* These courses count only when they address topics in bioethics.

INTERDISCIPLINARY REQUIREMENT

BIET 395: Special Topics (for example, Biology and Philosophy of Women; Environmental Ethics; HIV/AIDS; Reproduction & Reproductive Technologies, Death & Dying, The Human Use of Animals). Prerequisites: Must have completed two of the science requirements and two of the ethics requirements.

 



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